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Londoners set record for most HIV tests on World AIDS Day

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  1. Spanner1960 6 Dec 2011, 4:52pm

    I wonder how many of those tests didn’t turn out quite the way their subjects had expected.

    1. JohnnyBGoode 8 Dec 2011, 6:14am

      those that did test positive will have been lied to beforehand and their status is probably already winging it’s way to their GPs, this badly thought out PR excercise will only benefit Nick Partridge and his bunch of parasitical bandwagon jumpers who make a fortune out of others’ illness and stigmatisation.

  2. Whatever the number of different outcomes, this has to have been a great success and will have helped to highlight how easy it is to get an HIV test and to raise awareness of HIV with younger gay men.

    Either way for those who tested positive they can now get the care and treatment they require, and for those who tested negative they may now realise that testing today is very easy and can be part of a regular checkup like going to the dentist.

    Well done 56 Dean Street and the Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust

    1. brilliant, i agree well done them…….. however, rapid tests from volunteers? false+/-?? i’d rather have a proper blood test that includes a syphilis screen and a urine test for gonorrhea/chlamydia too from a qualified nurse and get my results a day or two later after I’ve enjoyed my night out than risk being outed as HIV+ by my reaction(whatever that would be but i bet i wouldn’t be smiling if i got a positive result)at a club! ………..just sayin’ :-)

      1. The article does not mention volunteers – all testing, initial rsk analysis & follow ups were conducted by the fully qualified HIV / Sexual Health team from the 56 Dean Street Clinic.

        Rapid testing provides a quick & easy way for people to get checked out specifically for HIV & in my view community / outreach initiatives like this are to be welcomed.

        Individuals receiving a reactive rapid test result are immediately provided with information about attending the 56 Dean Street Clinic for follow up confirmatory tests.

  3. Be interesting to read how many actually found out they are positive, But it is a good sign, never the less.

    You all must maintain regular checkups to guard & protect yourself and others.

    Positive step forward, well done.

  4. Longterm PWA 8 Dec 2011, 5:45am

    Irrespective of how many tests were completed in the name of a PR exercise, the real problem is the death of Doctor/patient confidentiality, anyone who tested positive in this badly thought out public relations excercise managed and conceived in a back room somewhere will have their status on their GP’s records by the end of this week and don’t please start on the pathetic ‘they’re not allowed to tell, clearly this is academic and people’s lives will be affected negatively the informers will get off with no penalty and the informeees will get stigmatised, sidelined and ignored. the drugs are still cytotoxic and liable to cause cardiovascular problems resulting in heart attacks and strokes. the only people to have benefited from this are that twat nick partridge and his bunch of parasitical bandwagon jumpers who are making a fortune out of others’ misery.those who did test positive have been lied to and will now be stigmatised and abused.

  5. For those individuals who did get a positive result they may take some comfort from the following study:

    “Long-term use of HIV drugs is safe, does not raise risk of death, study shows” which has been reported on Aidsmap today which is a very well respected organisation.

    This continues the plethera of good news that has been recently reported with regard to HIV and its effective treatment.

    http://www.aidsmap.com/Study-suggests-long-term-HIV-therapy-is-safe/page/2155972/

  6. brilliant, i agree well done them…….. however, rapid tests from volunteers? false+/-?? i’d rather have a proper blood test that includes a syphilis screen and a urine test for gonorrhea/chlamydia too from a qualified nurse and get my results a day or two later after I’ve enjoyed my night out than risk being outed as HIV+ by my reaction(whatever that would be but i bet i wouldn’t be smiling if i got a positive result)at a club! ………..just sayin’

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